The Washington Post – HHS launches program to cut opioid overdoses by 40 percent in three years

The Trump administration announced an ambitious program Thursday to reduce deaths from opioid overdoses by 40 percent over three years in hard-hit communities across several states.

Science Alert – Silver lining as new, 97% effective Ebola vaccine saves lives in the current outbreak

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is brutal – it’s the second largest Ebola outbreak on record, and has infected at least 1,273 people and killed 821.

WTHR – CDC investigates outbreak of listeria tied to deli meats and cheeses

The agency said Wednesday there have been eight reported cases of listeria in four states, including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, with a death reported in Michigan. Evidence showed meats and cheese sliced at deli counters might have been contaminated.

NPR – Washington State Senate passes bill removing exemption for measles vaccine

Washington state has moved a step closer toward making it more difficult for parents to receive exemptions from having their children receive a required immunization.

CNN – Indiana University is dealing with a mumps outbreak — and most cases are linked to a fraternity

While the US grapples with a measles outbreak unlike any we’ve seen in decades, Indiana University has a different problem on its hands: mumps.